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Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater

A Wild Show

Howdy, pardners! Welcome to the Town of Triple R, where the Sheriff has four paws and the theme is “Choose to Reuse!” Our Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater live animal show is set in the Wild West, featuring an all-star cast of animals and keepers.

Discover Wild Wonders

The Wildest Show in the West
Shows daily
Mosey on down and claim your seats for the wildest show in Western Washington! Join Herald, Mazie, Scooter, Twiggy and all the animal stars in a show featuring a hot air balloon, a stampede of chickens, a soaring vulture and more!
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Find it
in the zoo
Head straight downhill from the central plaza and you’ll spot the theater, with its partially covered seating and ADA-accessible ramp. Be sure to get there early for a good spot.
Plan your day

Meet the stars!

Herald
Mazie
Siesta
Orchid
Bach
Twiggy
Thurston
Scooter
Clark
Gonzo
Tilli
Tahoma

Protecting Wildlife

Saved from extinction.

THE THREAT: Some of our animal ambassadors in the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater are from species that are threatened in the wild: bald eagles, Canada lynx, clouded leopard.

TAKE ACTION: The good news is that humans can help save animal species. We brought bald eagles back from the brink of extinction. We can save others.

Wild Stories

Baby beaver arrives

First there was Walnut, a male beaver living at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Then came Nutmeg, a female beaver who came to the zoo from sister zoo Northwest Trek as a companion for Walnut. And now baby makes three. Born late last month, the new kit is thriving and growing daily. Fuzzy brown, around … Continued

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Starring: Herald and Mazie!

On the stage at the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater, two dogs are waiting to ride a “hot air balloon” (actually, a basket and beach ball on a cable). One, with dark brown patches and a blue bandanna round his neck, sits patiently – then hops inside confidently. The other dog, lighter brown with a purple … Continued

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Dragons, Dinosaurs and Tim Tams: Meet the Budgies

It’s like being inside a cloud of excited children who’ve all been given a bright yellow jacket and two cups of coffee. We’re inside Budgie Buddies on a sunny spring morning – perfect budgie weather, says keeper Ariel Woodruff. She and fellow keeper Heather Burns have been doing the spring cleaning before this popular habitat … Continued

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Other Animal Stars
Get to know all the animals in our Wild Wonders show and Close Encounters! Find the full list here.